Author Archives: Anne Virden


Dr. Anne Virden joined Malvern in 2007 and is Product Technical Specialist for Malvern's laser diffraction range. Anne has PhD in physics at the University of York, specializing in fine particle magnetism where she gained experience in a range of advanced characterization techniques.

Published 13 May 2020

Around the home in 80 particles – Breakfast

While the essential production and supply of our instruments continues from our offices, many of us are now working from home. But that hasn’t stopped us from thinking about particles… okay, that might just be me… In our blog series…READ MORE >

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Published 2 Apr 2020

The Mastersizer 3000 can work from home!

I have to be honest, this isn’t my home, the view is much more dramatic! But it is an interesting illustration of how you might use the self-install package for the Mastersizer 3000. We started working on a self-installation program…READ MORE >

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Published 29 Oct 2019

Around the world in 80 particles – Snow

It’s now my opportunity to contribute to the around the world in 80 particles blog, and as we’re getting towards winter it’s time to start thinking about my favorite pastimes, skiing and snowboarding or in fact any way of sliding…READ MORE >

Published 14 May 2015

A to Z of Industrial Applications – A is for…

In this series of blogs I, and some of my colleagues, would like to share some of our experience in particle sizing for industrial applications. I thought we’d do this by going through an A to Z of industrial applications…READ MORE >

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Published 30 Oct 2013

Tales of the Unexpected

For many users engaged in particle size analysis, the end point of the measurement can come as something of an unexpected twist. The suggestion that the results obtained are ‘not what we expected’ is a common claim, and is the starting…READ MORE >

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